The chefs' hour is up and Gail and Jordan begin to make the rounds. Rebecca made itty bitty curly fries with chocolate sauce, and malted milk ice cream, but then commits the ultimate sin of getting all humble and low self-esteem-y and explaining to the judges that she "can't cook to save her life." Gail and Jordan scold her and it's a good thing she didn't say that in front of Judge Johnny because there would have been words, ya know? She'll be in the bottom for that, for sure. Megan made a five spice burdock root fritter and candied burdock root compote. Jordan claims to be a big fan of burdock root in desserts. He even runs the Facebook fan page for it. But seriously, just cross him off the dessert list for the potluck, okay? Katzie made a soy milk panna cotta with turnip chips, which sounds very... er, nutritious. Then: DRAMA. Chris garnished his jicama sorbet with his jicama fries AFTER TIME. As he is weeping and rending his clothes and donning sack cloth and ashes, Gail explains that he is ineligible to win the challenge. Apparently there is some rule that only temperature sensitive items can be plated at the last minute and the fries didn't count even though he was really worried about them getting soggy? Whatever. As he pulls his hair out quietly in the corner, we move on to Carlos who made a rather unfortunately beige celery root in three textures with peanut butter pudding. It looks like an ugly appetizer and an even worse dessert. I guess if it was a soup it would be okay, although the judges would mark it down for being downright homely. Basically he can't win with the dish. Also, it's beige. Also also, who the fuck puts pickled celery root in a dessert? Eesh. Matthew made a carmelized parsnip cake with hazelnuts while Sally made a mango pudding with turmeric and curried popcorn and Thai basil. Orlando made a peach and radish crumble with vanilla bean sherbet and a Kataifi crunch Kaitaifi? Gesundheit. Actually I Googled that and it is a pastry of Middle Eastern origin that pretty much looks like Shredded Wheat. Guest Judge Jordan chooses his least favorite desserts: Rebecca's of course, because there's nothing like fries, chocolate, and self-deprecation to leave a bad taste in your mouth. Also gnarly? Carlos' putative dessert because, ew. Favorite desserts? Sally's vibrant fresh flavors of mango and turmeric and Matthew's parsnip cake. The winner? Sally. She gets immunity and money and Katzie hates her even more now.
Top Chef Just Desserts
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Top Chef Just Desserts